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Posted on: February 27, 2023

Applications for the 2023 Neighborhood Mini-Grant Program Open on March 6

The city of Peoria will accept applications for the Neighborhood Mini-Grant Program from Monday, March 6th at 8:00 AM through Friday, April 7th at 5:00 PM. 

The Neighborhood Mini-Grant Program provides neighborhood and homeowner associations funding for projects that improve neighborhoods and build community. The maximum funding amount per project is $5,000. Applicants must show proof of community support for their project. Projects must be completed by Friday, December 16th, 2023.

Eligible projects include: 

  • Security cameras
  • Block parties
  • Tree-plantings (non-fruit bearing) and landscaping
  • Public space improvements such as benches, picnic tables, shelters, or pergolas
  • Outreach
  • Placemaking 
  • Public art

How To Apply

There are two ways to apply to the Neighborhood Mini-Grant Program.

  • Online at the Neighborhood Mini-Grant page
  • Paper applications are available at City Hall, 419 Fulton Street, Room 203, Peoria, IL 61602 (Monday-Friday, 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM)

The application period begins at 8:00 AM on Monday, March 6th, and ends at 5:00 PM on Friday, April 7th.  Applications will be reviewed by City staff. Although all organizations are encouraged to apply, preference will be given to first-time applicants.    

For more information, please contact Neighborhood Enhancement Coordinator Kaylee Drea by email or by calling 309-494-8624. 

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